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6 months pregnant with very bad eczema on arms - need help.....

(5 Posts)
MumGoneCrazy Sun 07-Jun-09 14:18:43

Finding a comfy long or 3/4 lenght sleeve top that wont be to hot and stuffy in the sun please grin

Oh and im on a tight budget Dp is recently out of work and this is our 4th Dc on the way sad

tinseltot Sun 07-Jun-09 14:32:58

Try primark. Lots of kaftan style things at cheap prices in their beach wear department. You could wear them with a vest under.

Also have you tried doublebase mosturiser? Boots pharmacy sell it. Tis great for eczema. Might give you some relief and ok to use whilst pregnant.

MumGoneCrazy Sun 07-Jun-09 14:43:08

Ive tried all sorts of creams and mosturisers but my skin is very sensitive and they always seem to make it worse

Im currently using a cream from the doctor which is helping a little but not a lot and have antibiotics (for an infection from scratching blush) and oily stuff for my bath so im constantly oily and well creamed up so maybe a kaftan would be a good idea as it would be loose on my arms

Thank you grin

tinseltot Sun 07-Jun-09 14:48:56

You poor thing, when it gets that bad it can be a real struggle to clear it up. Hopefully some nice new clothes will cheer you up! smile

TheRealMrsJohnSimm Sun 07-Jun-09 15:36:08

No help on the shopping front but........

Rosehip seed oil is the best thing for eczema and reduces scarring too. Have also had great success with aloe vera gel with a drop of lavender oil. DS1 gets awful eczema on his arms (particularly the elbow crease) and both these recommendations work wonders on his skin.

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